The former Co-Director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance in Washington, D.C. relates some of the strategies and problems involved in helping urban people gain control in their communities. Comment by Sim Van der Ryn, founder of The Farallones Institute. Author William Irwin Thompson is founder of the Lindisfarne Association.The Lindisfarne Tapes are selected recordings of presentations and conversations at the Lindisfarne Fellows’ meetings. In March of 2013 William Thompson granted permission to the Schumacher Center for a New Economics to transfer the talks from the old reel-to-reel tapes to digital format so that they could be posted online and shared freely. Reposting should include acknowledgment of williamirwinthompson.org. Learn more about the Lindisfarne Tapes here.